Entrepreneur-led angel fund.

We invest in and support exceptional early stage entrepreneurs.

Invest

We invest in the future of commerce.

Together, the IV team covers much of the commerce stack, wherever commerce happens. We especially focus on these segments:

-marketplaces
-platforms & API-driven businesses
-e-commerce infrastructure
-data analytics
-international e-commerce
Technically

We partner with technically-minded founders.

We provide ground-level support for entrepreneurs who care about quality product/code/design. Because craftsmanship matters.

Community

We believe deeply in community.

You get what you give. We’ve built our careers/lives around being involved in the community, helping others and paying it forward. Let’s have an impact.

Team

Interactive Ventures team
Partners
Lp Maurice
LP Maurice
Bruno Morency
Bruno Morency
  • Currently: EIR at iNovia.
  • Previously: Founder of email API startup Context.io (acquired by Return Path in 2012) that makes it easy and fast for developers to integrate email data in their applications. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from McGill University. One of the highest rated mentors in Founder Institute Montreal program.
  • One more thing: Family guy. Soft-spoken with positive energy. Notorious bootstrapper.
Raff Paquin
Raff Paquin
  • Currently: Director of Data Science at Lightspeed
  • Previously: Head of Tech & Founding Team of men’s e-tailer Frank & Oak (2012 Winner of Canada’s fastest growing startup). Mentor, Startup Next by Google for Entrepreneurs.
  • One more thing: Respected voice in the Canadian entrepreneurial scene. Frequent speaker and mentor for many growing startups. Always ready to disrupt through innovation and help young and motivated teams with their project.
Frédéric Thouin
Frédéric Thouin
  • Currently: Chief Analytics Officer & Co-Founder at Busbud.
  • Previously: PhD in Computer Engineering at McGill University with a focus on machine learning and statistical methods. Lectured in Telecom Networks Lab at McGill. Interned at Verivue (acquired by Akamai) in Boston.
  • One more thing: Data-driven to the core. Sports fan. Loves to cook and tend to his backyard garden.
Guillaume Racine
Guillaume Racine
  • Currently: Senior Manager at Amazon in the UK responsible for building the print-on-demand book business across Europe and globally.
  • Previously: VC at Ardent Capital and EIR at Nova Founders, both in South-East Asia. MBA from INSEAD in Singapore & France. CFA. M&A experience at Desjardins. Accounting (Honours) at HEC Montreal.
  • One more thing: Numbers guy with impulsive need to model out scenarios. Less phased than most by time zone changes.
Advisors
Dax Dasilva
Dax Dasilva
Founder and CEO, LightSpeed Retail
Lightspeed’s point-of-sale payments solution powers $8 billion in transactions annually across 21,000 businesses worldwide.
Chris Arsenault
Chris Arsenault
Managing Partner, iNovia Capital
iNovia is a venture capital firm with $275M over 3 funds and has funded over 50 companies. It is located in Montreal, New York, Calgary and Waterloo.

Investments

How we invest :

  • We typically make $50K investments.
  • We invest generally only in early rounds (seed/angel round sizes of $50K-$1.5M).
  • We invest mostly in North America, but also in the rest of the world.
  • We want to help, but not be active in governance.
  • We leverage resources, capital and insights from our Partner Fund iNovia Capital.
Inovia Capital

Some investments our team members have made :

Provender
Provender

Provender is an online marketplace for chefs and grocers to buy directly from local farms.

Quietly
Quietly

Quietly’s publishing and analytics platform allows brands to scale their content marketing efforts and more effectively engage their audience.

Careguide
CareGuide

CareGuide is a family of online marketplaces for senior care, child care, pet care, and home care services.

Community

Some projects our team members are helping to lead :

Startup Open House
Entrepreneurs Anonymes
La tournée des entrepreneurs
Founder Institute
La Gare

Some initiatives we’ve been involved with

Founder Fuel
International Startup Festival
Next google
Next 36
Startup Weekend

Contact

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